We need your help to protect Cemlyn Nature Reserve and the international and nationally important wildlife of the north Anglesey coast from damaging nuclear power station proposals. Through the winter of 2016 the Wildlife Trust indicated our objections to Horizon about how they were then proposing to develop the Wylfa site. We now have a further opportunity to comment on the proposed nuclear power station development and would like you, our members and supporters, to join our voice. We recognise the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to tackle climate change and increase energy generation from non-carbon based sources. However, if this proposal were to go ahead, it is critical that it is built to the highest environmental standards and with minimal impacts to the coast of north Anglesey and its iconic wildlife. Currently, NWWT do not belief that this will be the case. If Wylfa Newydd is approved and without delays, it will take another 10 years to build, covering an area the size of Cemaes. Even before the power station receives permission it is anticipated that in the next 12 months this area will be stripped of all above ground features (ie walls, cloddiau, fences) and cleared of vegetation (eg trees and hedgerows).
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